Michael Humphrey

13 May 1736–October 1809 (Age 73)
Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Michael

When Michael Humphrey was born on 13 May 1736, in Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, his father, Michael Humphrey, was 32 and his mother, Mercy Humphrey, was 18. He married Hannah Andrews about 1758, in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He died in October 1809, in his hometown, at the age of 73, and was buried in Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States.

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Family Time Line

Michael Humphrey
1736–1809
Hannah Andrews
1734–1820
Marriage: about 1758
Richard Humphrey
1759–1776
Esther Humphrey
1761–1764
Levi Humphrey
1765–1845
Gurdon Humphrey
1767–1831
Sylvia Humphrey
1769–1820
Lovisa Humphrey
1772–1836
Richard Humphrey
1780–1818

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1758
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
children

(7)

    Richard Humphrey

    Male1759–1776Male

    Esther Humphrey

    Female1761–1764Female

    Levi Humphrey

    Male1765–1845Male

    Male1767–1831Male

    Sylvia Humphrey

    Female1769–1820Female

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(9)

+4 More Children

World Events (4)

1776

Age 40

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 45

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.
1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 58

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

Name Meaning

Some authorities translate this name as home-free, home peace, or peace at home. It is similar to Cundfrid, which has been rendered "defensor notus," or illustrious protector. "Kun-frid" would be translated as "strong protector." Nicknames are Humps, Nump, and Numps.

Sources (3)

  • Michael in entry for Esther Humphry, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Michael in entry for Levi Humphry, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Michael Humphry in entry for Hannah Andrus, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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